It's a topic that has been in the news lately: the successful launch of India's first surgical robot, the SSI MANTRA. Last October (before the unveiling), the VF interviewed the Founder, Chairman & CEO of SSI Innovations, Cardiologist Dr. Sudhir Srivastava. We present this interview...

The Vattikuti Foundation's Humans of Robotic Surgery Series interviews Robotic Surgery Pioneer Prof. Sherry Wren, of the Stanford University Medical School. She describes her first looks at the prototypes of what became the da Vinci Surgical System during the beginnings of its development, but also...

The Vattikuti Foundation's Humans of Robotic Surgery Series features an interview with Dr. Andrew Hung, Vice-chair, Academic Development, Urology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. He talks about the beginnings of his experience with robotic surgery, including when one mentor described it as a...

The Vattikuti Foundation's Humans of Robotic Surgery Series looks at a Greek Colorectal Surgeon- Thalia Petropoulou, MD, PhD, FRCS, ERCS. She describes her career development, what she 'likes' about robotic surgery and her 'First' -a robotic 3D model superimposed on her surgical procedure. Discussion, with...

We continue our series of profiles of Robotic Surgeons with a recent interview of Consultant Urologist and Managing Trustee of Dr. Mahesh R. Desai, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital. VF CEO Dr. Bhandari guides Dr. Desai through some of the history of building this "remote" hospital...

For the first program in the new 'Humans at the Cutting Edge of Surgery' video series, Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, Vattikuti Foundation CEO, interviews the Founder and Chairman of Narayana Health, cardiologist Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty. In what may be described as a delightful conversation between...

  Prof. Jihad Kaouk, MD, FACS, FRCS; Zagarac Pollock Endowed Chair in Robotic Surgery; Director, Center for Robotic & Image Guided Surgery; Vice Chair, Enterprise Surgical Operations for the Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), is considered one of the pioneering surgeons in Robotic Surgery. He...

  Askok Hemal can truly be considered on of the pioneers of Robotic Surgery. He has spent a lifetime of learning, developing, instructing and performing robotic surgeries, beginning as Dr. Mani Menon's first Fellow at the Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit. Hear his story-...

  For our fifth Humans of Robotic Surgery program, we interviewed Dr. I. Emre Gorgon, the Section Head of Colorectal Surgical Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, where he is the Krause-Lieberman Chair in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Director, EndoLuminal Surgery Center, Lower GI. He talks...

  Our fourth video of the Vattikuti Foundation 'Humans of Robotic Surgery' series features Gynecologic Robotic Surgeon Dr. Arnold Advincula, whose pioneering work led to many new techniques for the da Vinci Surgical System. November 2022 interview, VF file footage. TRT 9:40   See more at:...

  The second program in the Vattikuti Foundation series 'Humans of Robotic Surgery' features the recollections of the Founder and Managing Partner of Medanta, the Medicity. Dr. Naresh Trehan is not only a leading cardiac surgeon, but a robotic surgery pioneer. He was recently...

  In 1999, Dr. Pascal J. Goldschmidt was instrumental in the Ohio State University acquiring the very first commercial 'da Vinci' surgical robot in the United States. His story is the subject of an ambitious new series called 'Humans of Robotic Surgery,' presented by the Vattikuti...